Skip to comments.Bill would deny U.S. citizenship to children of illegal immigrants
Posted on 03/02/2005 9:38:45 AM PST by Happy2BMe
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About damn time!!!
A bill recently introduced in Congress would deny U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants.
Supporters said the bill, called the Citizenship Reform Act of 2005, would be a good way to control the number of people who have the right to claim citizenship ---- and the rights and benefits that come with it.
Opponents said the measure was "extreme" and would be likely to face constitutional challenges.
The bad news is SCOTUS will shoot it down if it passes.
Wow! Wonder if it has a snowball's chance in ...
As well they should, because the 14th Amendment says that if you're born here, you're a citizen. Don't like it, amend the Constitution.
TSTB. And make it retroactive (right!).
I assume though, GOP legislators don't have the courage to overwhelm their anti-American Democratic counterparts' votes.
Yes, Yes and YES!!!
Yep, I hate to say it, but such a law would be unconstitutional. They need to amend.
This is a start and let's go throught the steps.
I would rather go for the Constitutional amendment directly and be done with it.
This is not our great-great-great... grandfathers world. Most, if not all, of the implicit, taken for granted common knowlege, on which the founders based their language has been turned on its head, so we might as well admit the necessity.
I read an article about New Jersey illegals that had been caught and had to leave with their 11 yr old daughter, even though the daughter was born here. I was under the assumption that that law was repealed in '93-'94.
Since the status quo is untenable I guess the only alternative is to just deny pregnant illegals the free prenatal care they get now & instead dump them on their side of the border when they're ready to deliver.
Unless Ms Cullion is implying that unrestricted access to US taxpayer money is also a "basic, fundamental right".
It would be hard for the Supreme Court to do that as Congress is given sole authority in the Constitution to set rules for citizenship.
It should be be constitutional for the same reason that the death penalty for those under 18 is unconstitutional, international opinion. The US is the only country in the world to confer citizenship upon birth within its borders. The other countries of the world only recognize the citizenship of the parent(s). What's good for the goose, Justice Kennedy, is good for the gander.
"As well they should, because the 14th Amendment says that if you're born here, you're a citizen. Don't like it, amend the Constitution."
Exactly. We can't pick and choose which parts of the Constitution we want enforced. The that part of the 14th Amendment is plain as day and not open to the slightest interpretation:
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States "
How do we get it passed!
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